Montereau is proud of our residents and staff for their giving nature. They are willing to offer assistance and help support people of the Tulsa community with their generosity.
Team Montereau Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Tulsa’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Once again, Montereau committed to raising money in 2016 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. This year we set our sights higher than ever before with a fundraising goal of $125,000 – and we exceeded that goal by raising a grand total of $144,429.50 for the Tulsa Walk to End Alzheimer’s!
We held several fundraisers this year, including a Root Beer Float Social, Montereau cookie and homemade potato chip sales and a Family FUNdraising Event for families of residents and staff. Kids enjoyed a bounce castle, playing in the kiddie pools and slip & slide, face painting and frozen custard donated to the event from Freckle’s Frozen Custard.
Other popular events include our Cookout for a Cause and the Make A Memory Dinner & Silent Auction. At the dinner, residents and staff enjoyed a delicious meal and bid on several donated auction items. This event alone brought in more than $17,000!
Montereau has a long relationship with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our residents and staff are all very dedicated to putting an end to Alzheimer’s disease, and every dollar raised brings us one step closer to a cure.
Team Montereau at Tulsa’s 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Family Fun Event for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Residents and staff dressed up for the Make a Memory Dinner & Silent Auction.
Baby Shower Tea Party to Benefit Emergency Infant Services
Montereau’s Food and Beverage Committee threw a very special baby shower in April for a grateful recipient – Tulsa’s Emergency Infant Services. The ladies of the committee decked out our Coterie Theatre in baby blue and pastel pink to get into the spirit of the theme. Dozens of residents came to enjoy tasty tea sandwiches and snacks, and to donate to this great cause.
Emergency Infant Services is a local charity that helps families in crisis. The organization gives families much needed items like diapers, formula and clothing for infants and young children. Our residents donated several items which were used to decorate for the party before going to Emergency Infant Services.
Residents also brought checks to give to the organization to be spent as needed. In all, our residents donated $3,481 to Emergency Infant Services. Representatives were on hand to accept the donation and explained how that money will go to help local families.
Donated items at the Baby Shower Tea Party
Resident Gives Back to Local Educators
One morning last fall, Montereau resident Tom Naugle walked through the halls of public schools in Sand Springs handing out gift cards to staff. He was accompanied by the former Sand Springs school superintendent Lloyd Snow.
This idea started when Tom’s son, who has three children in Sand Springs public schools, became close with Snow through school meetings. Snow expressed his disappointment in teachers’ pay in Oklahoma. In fact, the district recently lost teachers who are going elsewhere to teach.
Tom decided he wanted to do something to show the teachers that they are appreciated. He said “These teachers sometimes have to spend money out of their own pockets for students’ needs. It shows how dedicated they are. We need to take care of them.” He asked Snow how many teachers there are in the district, as he planned to give them each a gift card. Snow told him that there were about 300 teachers, but added that there were twice as many school employees, including bus drivers, janitors and other support staff.
So Tom bought them each a $75 gift card to Reasor’s and accompanied Snow to distribute them. He says the response was overwhelming and he has since received several thank you cards. “You could tell there were people who would not have been able to do something, like a birthday party,” said Tom, and added, “It boosted their moral to know that someone cares.”
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